Day 5 - Jnr Netball - USA/Barbados

Monday 3rd December

We were up and at ‘em early this morning as we headed to Carlisle Bay for our “Beach of the day”.

The white sand and crystal clear water made for spectacular scenery and a fantastic start to the day.

A quick feed and change before we very excitedly (and maybe a little nervously) headed to our first game against Springer Memorial.

Koalas

The Koala’s started strongly with Emma, Mikayla and Orianna controlling the mid court and Lara and Piper working well together in attack. The girls were applying great pressure over the ball to provide defenders Charlotte and Krista-Lee with lots of intercept opportunities. Charli and Cassie provided more intercept opportunities when they came on and the team was displaying  some great team work to take a 10 - 1 lead at half time.  The Springer team started to find their rhythm in the 3rd quarter as they cut the margin to 7. The girls were starting to tire in the last and it showed as they were unable to continue to provide the same pressure they had applied earlier in the game. Springer on the hand were firing and in an exciting finish levelled the scores with just seconds remaining. Final score 17 all.

Kangaroos

We got off to a good start in the first quarter with a 5-2 lead at the break. Our second quarter we really hit our straps with great ball movement and a 9-3 quarter, leading. 14-5 at the major break. The third quarter was a little scrappy with a 5-2 quarter. The girls tired a little in the last quarter but still managed to win the quarter 4-2 to come away with a 23-9 win and the Kanga’s winning all four quarters.

Emus

A fantastic first game from our Emus. We knew it was going to be tough playing girls that have played together as a team for 5 years and are the U16 National Bajan Team.

We held them tight in the first quarter. We won the second quarter. We battled on in the third quarter but fatigue was hitting and the pace of this game was fast and furious. We went down in the end but can be proud of our individual and team effort 🇧🇧🇦🇺